Data Analytics Professional

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 16, 2019
Closes
Sep 28, 2019
Ref
12317BR
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Centralized Reporting and Data Analytics (CRDA) is looking for someone who enjoys transforming data into insights! The ideal candidate has a passion for data analysis, technology and helping people leverage the technology to transform their business and reporting processes. As a Data Analytics Professional, you will be part of a cross-functional team supporting various teams across the Division by linking data and reporting capabilities to provide innovative reporting and analysis solutions to support the achievement of strategic goals.

A Day in the Life…

Your work falls into one primary category:

Analytics:

  • Participation in the full life cycle of a project, which includes identification of requirements, prototype, design, development, testing and implementation
  • Acting as liaison between the business area and technical team and act as the subject matter expert for assigned project(s)
  • Perform data profiling and data blending by combining relevant data from multiple data sources using Tableau Prep, SAS or Python
  • Develop accurate and insightful visualizations and dashboards using Tableau
  • Develop training materials for a newly deployed project (videos, user guides, etc.)
  • Research and reading on the latest development in the Business Intelligence world or Machine Learning space


Qualifications

Qualifications
  • Typically 1-3 years of experience developing analytics reporting solutions using business intelligence tools such as Tableau, MicroStrategy, or comparable BI software
  • BS/BA Degree in Finance, Computer Science, MIS or related field of study
  • Knowledge of data blending or ETL tools such as SQL, Tableau Prep, Alteryx, SAS, or Python
  • Knowledge of dimensional data modeling and machine learning is a plus
  • Ability to use various data analysis techniques to collect, explore, and identify the right data to be visualized in a Business Intelligence tool
  • Prior UX/UI design experience (knowledge of reporting and dashboard best practices, visual standards, etc.) a strong plus
  • Ability to perform data discovery and find patterns and relationships in data
  • Organizational skills and the ability to multitask; Prioritizing assignments and working independently to ensure work is completed on schedule and meets customer expectations

Keys to success in this role:

A successful candidate …

  • Will have proven experience in data analytics and business intelligence through the software development lifecycle (SDLC).
  • Has strong problem-solving skills, with a creative mindset and an eye for customer experience.
  • Must have exceptional communications skills at all levels, with the ability to establish and maintain strong relationships and work effectively at all levels in the organization.
  • Is highly driven, results-oriented, out-side-of-the-box thinker and nimble problem solver with a willingness to do 'whatever it takes' to deliver business value quickly.
  • Enjoys engaging all areas of the business and working with new teams as well as learning and trying new subjects, approaches and techniques.
  • Leverages your ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal.
  • Connects with people daily and build partnerships with our stakeholders, while navigating complex, competing priorities to deliver outstanding business results.

Top 3 Personal Competencies to possess:
  • Leadership - Set and execute upon a clear vision, strategy, and/or goals
  • Partnership - Build trust and strong partnerships through my own and my team's actions
  • Drive for Execution - Treat obstacles as challenges to overcome, not excuses


Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you'll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.

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